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Panama Canal & Central America Norwegian Jewel Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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Two Wonderful Weeks!

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Panama Canal & Central America

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algebrateacher

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

I have wanted to sail the full Panama Canal cruise for years. Now that we are retired, my husband and I could do it! We flew to Miami two days before departure, so we could have some fun in Miami. We cruised the Bay of Biscayne-a great time-and got to see all of the boats and yachts in the harbor for the Presidents' Day holiday weekend. We got to the port early for embarkation, but were held up ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Balcony


The locks are amazing

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Panama Canal & Central America

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ellenro

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Going through the canal was an interesting experience. Hard to believe they have been using them for over 100 years and still working like clockwork. The film about the building of the canal was very enlightening. Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Guatemala were all different and we enjoyed our excursions in each port. Catamaran and walled city in Cartagena was a hilite for me. The coffee ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


Panama Canal

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Panama Canal & Central America

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peggysue79

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose this cruise because my brother pics all our cruises and I just trust his choices..lol. I have been traveling with Norwegian for 4 years now and it is amazing. So spoiled by the time i get home,have a hard time adjusting. We had the most wonderful crew, but our waiter was one of the most pleasing people i have ever met. Word of warning...on this ship and a few others. The pull out bed is ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony


Amazing trip

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Panama Canal & Central America

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sprkysrn

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

My Husband has always been a Panama Canal Buff. So when I saw this cruise I gave it to him for our 38th wedding anniversary. Actually we spent our 39th for this cruise. Everything was great from our cabin steward Priscilla to the waiters at the restaurants to the entertainment director Ian, The shows were top rate, the food was excellent, there were many open dining restaurants, we at a Tsars ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Balcony


Panama Canal Tranfer Cruise

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Panama Canal & Central America

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JohnAK

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We had an amazing experience. The staff were incredible. Never saw a grumpy face. Every day on board we were made to feel very special. The specialty restaurants provide a quality meal. I am 74 and the just had the best Lamp Chops at Moderno's that I have had in my entire life. 14 days sounds like a long time, but with all of the activities and ports of call, it was never boring. The entertainment ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Family Balcony


A Bit Disappointed with NCL

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Panama Canal & Central America

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Lancsgirl52

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this particular itinerary because of the unusual ports of call, especially Central America. This did not disappoint in the least. However, the NCL experience could have been better. First of all, embarkation was complete chaos and very disorganized. Long lines and half-way into our wait, quite a number of agents just "disappeared" making the wait even longer. No system at all. Maybe ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Inside


A wonderful experience

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Panama Canal & Central America

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darrmarr

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We wanted to experience a full transit of the canal and booked this trip with friends. We had a great time and the canal experience was unforgettable in every way. The ship is beautiful and the staff was very good. NCL has some opportunities available to improve on management of large numbers of people (embarkation and tender days were not the best for managing the flow of people). The shows ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Inside


Overall Experience

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Panama Canal & Central America

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trwmichelle

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

I wanted to see the Panama Canal and surrounding countries. This was my retirement present. This was a great price, and the idea of a 14 day cruise sounded wonderful. It did not disappoint. Getting to see the panama Canal was absolutely awesome, plus we got visit Columbia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Acapulco and Cabo San Lucas. It was so amazing. The staff was beyond exceptional and service ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Balcony


I remember when cruising used to be something special!

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Panama Canal & Central America

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noni6

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Unfortunately, this cruise started out poorly and never really got much better. My husband has an issue with standing for extended periods of time, so we requested an "assisted boarding". I made sure we had the documentation stating we requested the assisted boarding but that didn't help. When we arrived, I requested assistance but was told to have him sit on the concrete benches while I stood in ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Inside


Bucket List Cruise Fulfilled!

Review for Norwegian Jewel to Panama Canal & Central America

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Esperanza7

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

As usual a little late with this review, but, better late than never!! Like any cruise, everyone’s opinions and experiences are different, which is what makes the Cruise Critic reviews so interesting. This was our 7th NCL cruise. Panama Canal had been on my bucket list for a very long time, so I was very excited to finally be going. We booked this cruise 9 months before departure and did a ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Mid-Ship Balcony


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